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I Never Thought Of That IV....Helpful Hints...How to Rev Up The Metabolism

Updated on December 29, 2011
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This is the latest installment of what I consider random tips and hints for everyday living.

  1. Say, here's one girls, want to keep your cologne, or perfume smelling as fresh as when you first applied it. Well, what you do is as soon as you get out of the bath/shower, and immediately after towel drying, apply your fragrance, then cover it with a light oil, (baby oil, vitamin e oil etc). By the way pulse spots are not the only place to apply. The suggestion is outer arms, shoulders, inner thigh and other non pulse spots. I've used the method for years and believe me it works, I never have to reapply my fragrance during the day. Depending on the quality of said fragrance, I've had to wash it off the next morning. By the way this even works with the least expensive cologne's.
  2. I just heard of a new way of walking to rev up the metabolism. It only takes 20 minutes. The suggestion is to walk normally for one minute, then switch it up and walk rapidly for a minute, alternate between the two for twenty minutes. The fast walk should be as if you're in a hurry to make a deadline. Obviously the longer the better, but 20 minutes is the minimum.
  3. Shop your neighborhood small business, to help them remain in business. Suppose you needed milk in the middle of the night, and because you didn't support them they are not there for you, (I'm just saying).
  4. Have you heard the one about using shaving cream to keep your windshield from fogging up. Well, here it is, you apply shaving cream to the inside and outside of the windshield, and wipe it off with a paper towel. Sounds good to me, I'll have to try this one.
  5. Rough or calloused hands or feet? Soak, or just wash them, after towel drying, apply a good moisturizer, preferably a good oil,(baby or vitamin E), petroleum jelly is actually the best for this For the feet put on a pair of cotton socks. And for the hands a pair of cotton gloves, but hey if you don't have gloves, how about those same cotton socks. Do this before you go to bed and watch those rough or calloused extremities become baby soft.
  6. Hey ladies, here is another good one. Know that dried out mascara, don't throw the wand away. It can be used, after a good cleaning, for a number of things. One way to use it is as a fingernail cleaner, especially short ones. I tried it and it works wonders, I keep one in my bathroom for just that purpose. Also, other uses for the brush is to clean jewelry, or small cracks or crevices. You can probably think of more uses for the brush.


So there it is, the 4th installment of my, "I Never Thought Of That," series. Stay tuned, for the next installment.


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    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      8 years ago from Southern California

      Thank you Hello, hello for your nice comment. See you soon.

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      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      Well done, fastfreda, for these great tips. Thank you.

    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      8 years ago from Southern California

      Thank you CYBERSUPE for your visit to my hub and for making a comment. I'll see you soon.

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      8 years ago from MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA, U.S.A.

      Hi fastfreta, very interesting and informative Hub. I must try the shaving cream trick sounds like a winner. Thank You and May God Bless!

    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      8 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks Nellieanna and dallaas93444 for stopping and taking the time to read and leave a comment, see you both soon.

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      Dallas W Thompson 

      8 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      I agree with Nellieanna... Otherwise my male perspective rules me out..!

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      8 years ago from TEXAS

      Good tips - I'm voting it up and useful. Thanks.

    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      8 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks BobbiRant for stopping, reading and leaving a comment. See you soon.

    • BobbiRant profile image


      8 years ago from New York

      These are great tips. I love these kind of things and I thank you for sharing them. I'm going to try them.

    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      8 years ago from Southern California

      WOW! That was quick you guys. I'm trying to make this an ongoing series, like yours Veronica. Please start that back up, I loved it, and looked forward to them everyday.

      Thank you Yolanda, I do hope to see you again. Please go over and read the first three. I'll be checking you out real soon.

      Thank you both for stopping and taking the time to leave a comment.

    • yolanda yvette profile image

      yolanda yvette 

      8 years ago

      There's some real helpful info here. This is my first time checking out one of your 'I Never Thought Of That' hubs, but it won't be the last time.

      Can't wait for the next one. Thanks a lot.

    • Veronica Allen profile image

      Veronica Allen 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      I love that idea about the mascara brush. I'm going to have to use that one...and shaving cream for the window..who knew!? Rated it up!


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